Grandma's Marathon

Grandma's Marathon
Date Jun 16, 2023 -
Jun 17, 2023
Distance 5k, Half-marathon, Marathon
Course Type Road

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2016 Grandma's Marathon Race Report
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Race Information

Grandma's Marathon is one of two major marathons in Minnesota, alongside the Twin Cities Marathon, and has been growing ever since its inception in 1971. With a field of 9,000 runners of all calibers and a relatively flat course along the north shore of Minnesota, this is a great option for first-time and seasoned marathoners alike.

As well, this event hosts the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, the William A. Irvin 5K, and a variety of specialty races.  There is a full weekend of activity!


Related Events

Did you know that this race is part of a series of runs? If you like this race you may want to run one of the following Young Athletes Foundation events.

Minnesota mile Sep 8, 2023 Road Road 1mi
Saint Fennessy 4K Mar (TBD), 2024 Road Road Other 4k
Fitger's 5K Apr (TBD), 2024 Road Road 5k

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